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The Starting Point: General Databases
Use these databases as a starting point for your research. Their holdings are broad, which means many topics can be found in these databases.
Search nearly all the databases, journals, ebooks and resources that the library provides. Millions of scholarly articles, trade publications, popular magazine, books, book chapters, video clips, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations are represented in Library Search.
Find current and historical information regarding legislative activity in Congress. Includes: bills, the Congressional Record, Congressional Advisory Board Reports, the legislative process, Congressional Internet sites, etc.
HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.
PolicyMap is an online data and mapping application that gives you access to over 15,000 indicators related to demographics, housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs and more. Data is available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries. Data comes from both public and proprietary sources.
Policy Map Quick Start Video
The quick start video will walk users through the basic tools of this database, how to make a map, as well as customizing data layers and points.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year -- giving communities the information they need to plan investments and services.
Provides access to the the full breadth of Federal statistical information without having to know which Federal agency to search. Covers: economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, energy, farm production, and more.
The vast majority of ICPSR data holdings are public-use files with no restrictions on their access. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
The Odum Institute has a large archive of public opinion data, including more than 1,000 Harris Polls from as early as 1958, the National Network of State Polls collection (775 studies from more than 25 states), the Carolina Poll (1977–2005), Monmouth University Polling Institute polls (2011+), the Southern Focus Poll (1992–2001), and some USA Today polls (1984–1993).
Pew Research Center conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
<> PollingReport tracks U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, hot U.S. House contests, the presidential race, ballot initiatives and referenda, and major issues.
<> New surveys are added as they are released. Data are from primary sources only -- not from wire stories, blogs or tip sheets.
<> Portions of most polls are freely accessible, some data requires a subscription.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
Covers 42 major U.S. industries and 10 international industries - analyzing operations, highlighting current problems and opportunities and giving valuable insights into upcoming trends. Each industry profile contains information about the current environment, an industry profile, how the industry operates, key ratios and statistics, how to analyze a company, comparative company analysis.
IMPORTANT : WHEN viewing results, use the CLASSIC version - upper right corner of the results. It is much easier to get ALL the financials from a filing vs. one a a time with the new version.
The SEC’s EDGAR database provides free public access to AS REPORTED corporate financial information. All public companies (except foreign companies and companies with less than $10 million in assets and 500 shareholders) are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR.
Access the full-text for more than 400 newspapers and other sources. Includes: USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Times (London); plus transcripts from CNN, National Public Radio, CBS News, Fox News, CNBC, etc.
US Newsstream searches current US news content, and archives back into the 1980s. Features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. US Newsstream provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune.
From the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. Use this tool to create customized reports for research relating to equity in athletics data. The data are drawn from the OPE Equity in Athletics Disclosure Website database, which consists of athletics data submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (i.e., those that participate in federal student aid programs) and that have an intercollegiate athletics program.
This book offers a diverse collection of perspectives on how data journalism is done around the world and the broader consequences of datafication in the news, serving as both a textbook and a sourcebook for this emerging field. With more than 50 chapters from leading researchers and practitioners of data journalism, it explores the work needed to render technologies and data productive for journalistic purposes. It also gives a'behind the scenes'look at the social lives of datasets, data infrastructures, and data stories in newsrooms, media organizations, startups, civil society organizations and beyond. The book includes sections on'doing issues with data','assembling data','working with data','experiencing data','investigating data, platforms and algorithms','organizing data journalism','learning data journalism together' and' situating data journalism'.
History of the impact of digital technology on reporting, photojournalism, graphics, and other disciplines that define interactive journalism. An eyewitness study of the field's evolution and accomplishments ranges from the interactive creation of Al Jazeera English to the celebrated data desk at the Guardian to the New York Times' Pulitzer-endowed efforts in the new field.
Privacy and the Media equips students to do just that, providing a comprehensive overview of both the theory and reality of privacy and the media in the 21st Century. Offering a rich overview of this crucial and topical relationship, Andy McStay: • Explores the foundational topics of journalism, the Snowden leaks, and encryption by companies such as Apple • Considers commercial applications including behavioural advertising, big data, algorithms, and the role of platforms such as Google and Facebook • Introduces the role of the body with discussions of emotion, wearable media, peer-based privacy, and sexting • Encourages students to put their understanding to work with suggestions for further research, challenging them to explore how privacy functions in practice.
provides a demographic and socioeconomic profile of the Millennial generation, which spanned the ages of 20 to 37 in 2014, and it includes a special supplement on the iGeneration—the population under age 20.
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